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Border Agents Find Catapult Used To Launch Drugs Over Southern Border Border Agents Find Catapult Used To Launch Drugs Over Southern Border
- February 16, 2017

Fox News reported that, "in recent years, smugglers have been known to shoot bundles of drugs over the border with devices such as air-powered cannons and catapults". Upon notifying Mexican authorities, USA border agents dismantled the device and Mexican authorities seized it. "An air compressor, a gasoline engine, an air storage tank and a metal tube about 3 meters long (homemade bazooka) were located inside". (more...)
US Judge Strikes Down Tribe Request to Stop Dakota Access Pipeline Construction US Judge Strikes Down Tribe Request to Stop Dakota Access Pipeline Construction
- February 14, 2017

The pipeline, when complete, is expected to transport about 470,000 barrels of crude oil a day from North Dakota to a terminal in IL, where it can be shipped to refineries. A district court judge in Washington, D.C., will hear arguments Monday on whether to stop work on the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline. The Cheyenne tribe has been party to an overarching lawsuit with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe brought in July against the U.S. (more...)
72000 people being evacuated after WWII-bomb found in Greek city 72000 people being evacuated after WWII-bomb found in Greek city
- February 13, 2017

The operation is unprecedented in Greece, "where a bomb of this size has never been found in an area this densely populated ", Tzitzikostas added. The military say they will initially try to defuse the bomb's detonator before taking the device in its entirety to an army firing range, where a decision will then be taken on how best to neutralise it. (more...)
Trump Denies Increased Border Wall Cost, Promises 'Price Will Come Way Down' Trump Denies Increased Border Wall Cost, Promises 'Price Will Come Way Down'
- February 13, 2017

Trump has frequently said the wall would cost between $10 billion and $12 billion; Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has priced it out around $12 billion to $15 billion. Homeland Security reportedly is banking on having money from Congress for a border barrier by April or May and plans to begin building it in September. (more...)
Scottish Gossip: Rangers accept Mark Warburton's resignation Scottish Gossip: Rangers accept Mark Warburton's resignation
- February 12, 2017

On Friday night, the Scottish Premiership giants claimed that the former Brentford manager has resigned less than 48 hours before their Scottish Cup Fourth Round clash. He had also given a ringing endorsement to McParland earlier on Friday following speculation the head of recruitment was poised to quit. Englishman Warburton intends to turn up at Auchenhowie today to take Rangers' training session ahead of the Scottish Cup tie against Morton on Sunday, but the club say under 20s coach ... (more...)
Landslides kill 12 in Indonesian's Bali, more rain expected
- February 12, 2017

The landslide flattened homes in Bali . In December, 29 people died and 19 other were missing when floods and landslides struck Garut, a western region of Indonesia's main island of Java. Kalak said more heavy rain was falling on Friday and people in the area should be aware that the steep slopes meant it was particularly vulnerable to landslides. (more...)
Russian Federation and Turkey offer conflicting reports on Turkish soldiers' death Russian Federation and Turkey offer conflicting reports on Turkish soldiers' death
- February 11, 2017

The incident is the first reported between the Syrian- and Turkish-backed factions. The Kremlin said the leaders agreed after the incident to "enhance military coordination in the course of the operation in Syria against the Islamic State fighters and other extremist organisations". (more...)
Somalia bans traffic in capital ahead of presidential vote
- February 10, 2017

And the big failure of federalism so far has been security, and the inability of the central government to form a national army or police force that is trusted across the country and can effectively counter the threat of militant group al-Shabab. (more...)
Bill authorising European Union withdrawal passes Commons
- February 10, 2017

UK's lower house of Parliament approved legislation for Brexit allowing the government of Prime Minister Theresa May to officially begin the process. This is all down to a Supreme Court ruling last month that PM May first requires Parliament's permission and the next stage will begin after the Lords returns from recess on 20 February. (more...)
Solo third at Waste Management Phoenix Open
- February 08, 2017

His putt headed for the center of the cup, but was one roll short. Matsuyama closed with a 5-under 66, parring the final three holes to match Simpson at 17-under 267. He has won five worldwide events in the past three-and-a-half months, taking the WGC-HSBC Champions in China, two events in Japan and Tiger Woods' Hero World Challenge. (more...)
How the Girl Scouts are celebrating 100 years of cookies How the Girl Scouts are celebrating 100 years of cookies
- February 08, 2017

Girl Scouts were entrepreneurs going as far back as 1917. Girl Scout cookies are a hot commodity this time of year, but one man was arrested after an usual request for the sweet treats. Toomer's team held its rally at the Westbank Regional Library in Harvey where 150 girls attended from various troops within the unit. You can use credit and debit cards to get your cookies instantly. (more...)
Record number of child casualties cited in Afghan conflict Record number of child casualties cited in Afghan conflict
- February 08, 2017

Airstrikes, including some carried out by US warplanes, accounted for 250 deaths and 340 injuries - double the 2015 figure and the highest since 2009. This was mainly due to a 66 percent increase in casualties, most of whom were children, from unexploded ordnance. "All parties to the conflict must take immediate concrete measures to protect the ordinary Afghan men, women and children whose lives are being shattered". (more...)
May tells PM Netanyahu of British opposition to Israel's settlement activities
- February 07, 2017

Mr Netanyahu has said he will be looking to deepen "diplomatic, security, economic and technological ties" with the United Kingdom when he meets Mrs May for the first time for talks in Downing Street. I think there are challenges there but there are some new and interesting opportunities because of these regional and global changes. His comments came as the two met in Downing Street, and as hundred of protesters lined nearby streets to demonstrate against the continued building of illegal ... (more...)
Broos expects more from AFCON champions Cameroon Broos expects more from AFCON champions Cameroon
- February 06, 2017

Hugo Broos, Cameroon's gaffer, becomes the first Belgian coach to win the AFCON title. Cameroon deserved their victory after a valiant comeback, and they were physically the stronger side in the second half. Egypt's approach to the final, in contrast, is simple: stick with what we know. That goal set up an exciting final, with Cameroon looking the more likely to score. (more...)
Trump Says Paris Attack Is A Wake Up Call For America
- February 05, 2017

Mr Molins said the attacker had no identity papers but investigators used his mobile phone to find out that he was a resident in the United Arab Emirates and came to Paris on a tourist visa on January 26. "I wrote him off as a xenophobe", Vincent Boissoneault, a classmate, told The Globe and Mail. A second person was detained in connection with the assault Friday, said a spokesman for the Interior Ministry. (more...)
Snapchat Parent Snap Files $3 Billion IPO, But No Voting Shares Snapchat Parent Snap Files $3 Billion IPO, But No Voting Shares
- February 04, 2017

Snap says 158 million people use Snapchat daily. Previous year the platform - which also allows users to overlay branded filters to their own photos and videos - attracted many big-name advertisers, including Sainsbury's, Nationwide, EE, John Lewis and Mulberry. (more...)
Coast Guard to suspend search for missing filmmaker off Florida Keys Coast Guard to suspend search for missing filmmaker off Florida Keys
- February 04, 2017

Senior Coast Guard Chief Nyx Cangemi said teams are trying to trace the Toronto wildlife photographer since his disappearance was reported to the authorities at approximately 5:15 pm on Tuesday. A U.S. Coast Guard vessel searched through the night on Thursday for Stewart and an aerial search was conducted with the assistance of a U.S. Navy helicopter today. (more...)
Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine
- February 04, 2017

Haley said it was "unfortunate" that she had to level criticisms, but she said , "I must condemn the aggressive actions of Russian Federation". Among them was Haley, a former governor of SC who is considered a rising star in the GOP. But the ambassador blasted Russia's "aggressive actions" in the country and promised strong United States support to Kiev. "Crimea is a part of Ukraine", the Ambassador stated. (more...)
White House puts Iran 'on notice' in stark warning over missile tests
- February 03, 2017

USA defense analysts later told Fox News that the attackers may have believed they were targeting a US ship. Flynn also criticized former President Obama for being soft on Iran and claiming his administration "failed to respond adequately". (more...)
Which Democratic Senators Voted to Confirm Rex Tillerson? Which Democratic Senators Voted to Confirm Rex Tillerson?
- February 03, 2017

The nomination of Mr Tillerson, the former chief executive of ExxonMobil who has never served in government, advanced by a vote of 56 to 43 , with four Democrats joining all 52 Republicans in support. "Secretary Tillerson. You bring the unique skills and deep, deep insights - and I've gotten to see it firsthand - into foreign diplomacy our nation needs to foster stability and security in a world too often trapped, and right now it's trapped, in violence and in war", Trump said. (more...)